Amazon http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/videos en-GB The Amazon smartphone has six cameras and a 3D screen http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-smartphone-it-has-six-cameras-and-3d-screen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yep. Amazon is making a smartphone, and it&#039;s slathered in cameras. But why? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="897" height="673" title="Looks like those rumours were true after all..." alt="This is the Amazon smartphone: it has six cameras and a 3D screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-phone-1.jpg?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Allegedly genuine pictures of a mysterious Amazon smartphone have cropped up online, and it has a 3D screen along with six cameras - five on the front and one on the back.</p> <p>This latest leak courtesy of BGR verifies information recently provided to the Wall Street Journal about an Amazon smartphone which has a glasses-free 3D effect display.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon&#39;s smartphone instead uses four front-facing infrared cameras (one in each corner) to track your head, enabling the &#39;camera angle&#39; of the screen to virtually adjust itself to produce the effect of a 3D view, as demonstrated in the iPad app video above.</p> <p>There will be various elements of the Amazon smartphone&#39;s software which take advantage of the glasses-free 3D effect, including 3D menus and icons.</p> <p>Interactive3D product images on Amazon&#39;s online store could also be another possibility, in addition to a 3D maps application.</p> <p>In terms of raw specs, the Amazon smartphone has an unnamed Snapdragon processor (likely to be the 800, 801 or 805), along with 2GB of RAM, a 4.7in 720p screen and a 13MP camera. There&#39;s also a regular front-facing camera for voice chats and selfies too.</p> <p>We expect it to run a very heavily modified version of Android similar to the Kindle Fire HDX and Fire TV.</p> <p>The Amazon smartphone is currently protected by a secure case to hide its design, but if it&#39;s put together as well as its Fire HDX tablet counterparts, we&#39;ll be happy.</p> <p>Interestingly, Amazon is reportedly working on two smartphones - the more powerful of which is expected to launch in the US in the summer. The lower cost device (which we assume won&#39;t share the power and 3D screen), will then be released at a later time.</p> <p>That&#39;s all the information available for the time being, but we&#39;ll be sure to update you with more news as soon as we get it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-phone-coming-glasses-free-3d-screen/news" target="_blank">Amazon phone coming &ndash; with glasses-free 3D screen</a></strong></p> <p> </p><p p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p> </p><p p>[<a href="http://bgr.com/2014/04/15/amazon-smartphone-photos-specs-kindle-phone-exclusive/" target="_blank">BGR</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bBQQEcfkHoE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="870" height="653" title="What lies beneath?" alt="This is the Amazon smartphone: it has six cameras and a 3D screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-phone-2.jpg?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon working on 3D smartphone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-smartphone-it-has-six-cameras-and-3d-screen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-smartphone-it-has-six-cameras-and-3d-screen/news#comments Amazon Smartphones Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:19:20 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1435509 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon phone coming – with glasses-free 3D screen http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-phone-coming-glasses-free-3d-screen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tipsters claim the retailer is aiming for a September release date for its first smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon phone coming – with glasses-free 3D screen" alt="Amazon phone coming – with glasses-free 3D screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Amazon-Logo.jpg?1397526003" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon is releasing a smartphone with a 3D display &ndash; at least that&rsquo;s if you believe a bunch of tattle-tales who leaked the information to the Wall Street Journal.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Retina-reading technology </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We know that glasses-free technology is feasible (the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-3ds/review">Nintendo 3DS</a> features such a screen), but Amazon could be taking it a step further: its smartphone will reportedly use four front-facing cameras to track the viewer&rsquo;s retinas and thus create on-screen images that have a hologram-esque effect.</p> <p>The sources &ndash; most likely developers who have been shown a prototype device during briefings in Seattle and San Francisco &ndash; claim that Amazon will announce the phone in late June ahead of a late September on-sale date. However, they also cautioned that Amazon&rsquo;s plans may change in the run-up to any launch.</p> <p>[<a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303873604579495940522902678?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories&amp;mg=reno64-wsj">Wall Street Journal</a> via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/amazon-phone-release-pegged-for-september-glasses-free-3d-display-in-tow-1241979?src=rss&amp;attr=all">TechRadar</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-89/review">Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-phone-coming-glasses-free-3d-screen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Smartphones Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:44:01 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435415 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon buys digital comic app comiXology http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-grabs-digital-comic-app-comixology/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a deal that could mean more comics on your Kindle. Holy digital publishing, Batman! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amazon grabs digital comic app comiXology" alt="Amazon grabs digital comic app comiXology" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/comixology%20stuff.jpg?1397283884" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon has reached a deal to acquire comiXology, the premier mobile app for buying and reading comics and graphic novels. It&#39;s a deal that makes a lot of sense, given that Amazon is already selling digitised graphic novels via its Kindle store. What&#39;s the sense in competing with someone when you can just buy them and merge them into your own business?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comics, comics, comics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The combination of Amazon&#39;s own agreements with graphic novel publishers and comiXology&#39;s existing partnerships suggests it&#39;s only going to get better for comic lovers who have gone digital.</p> <p>Does this mean that Amazon will send customers to comiXology instead to read comics, or perhaps one day make it part of the Kindle Store? That remains to be seen, but so long as we can keep getting our comic fix, who&#39;s complaining?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://comixology.tumblr.com/post/82316305607/amazon-com-to-acquire-comixology" target="_blank">comiXology</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amazon grabs digital comic app ComiXology" alt="Amazon grabs digital comic app ComiXology" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/comixology%20ipad.jpg?1397283884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-grabs-digital-comic-app-comixology/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-grabs-digital-comic-app-comixology/news#comments Amazon Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:57:02 +0000 Stephen Graves 1435287 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon drone deliveries closer as fifth and sixth-gen models are tested http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-drone-deliveries-closer-fifth-and-sixth-gen-models-are-tested/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CEO Jeff Bezos assures shareholders the plan to fly deliveries to your door is very much afoot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon drone deliveries closer as fifth and sixth-gen models are tested" alt="Amazon drone deliveries closer as fifth and sixth-gen models are tested" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-air-prime-drone.jpg?1397283978" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Amazon <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/watch-out-amazon-s-drone-army-might-soon-invade-your-home/news">revealed that it was working on Prime Air</a>, a programme that would use aerial drones to deliver shoebox-sized orders within 30 minutes, many people got excited. Many other people pointed out that Prime Air was impractical, fanciful and most likely illegal &ndash; nothing more than a publicity stunt to get some cheap headlines for Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The problem, in our opinion, isn&rsquo;t so much with the technology as the legality of loosing a fleet of small unmanned aircraft into the skies around major urban centres. Quite simply, the authorities don&rsquo;t want a bunch of octo-copter drones flying around until they&rsquo;ve decided they&rsquo;re safe &ndash; and that&rsquo;s the biggest problem faced by Amazon. The company&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.amazon.com/b?node=8037720011">Prime Air FAQ</a>, however, suggests that the legislation may be in place as soon as 2015 &ndash; and when it is, they&rsquo;ll be ready. Fly, my pretties, fly!</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/amazon-delivery-drones-edge-closer-to-reality/#ftag=CAD590a51e">CNET</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/watch-out-amazon-s-drone-army-might-soon-invade-your-home/news">Watch out! Amazon&rsquo;s delivery drone army is coming to invade your home</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/98BIu9dpwHU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-drone-deliveries-closer-fifth-and-sixth-gen-models-are-tested/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:03:18 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435285 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon Fire TV’s 24 exclusive is another punch in the face to the consumer http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-fire-tv-s-24-exclusive-another-punch-face-consumer/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even though technology exists to make content more widely available than ever, we’re seeing a move to silos and walled-garden exclusives, says Craig Grannell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Fire TV" alt="Amazon Fire TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-fire-tv-02.jpg?1397045028" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When I heard about the Amazon Fire TV, the first thing that struck me had nothing to do with its Apple TV-like case.</p> <p>Or its Apple TV-like price-tag, or the fact it&rsquo;s effectively (and cunningly) beaten Apple to the living room when it comes to gaming and voice search. (Although instead of fights over the TV remote, I&rsquo;m now imagining family members each bellowing the show they want to watch at the remote, in the hope of winning the Fire TV&rsquo;s favour on the basis of sheer volume.)</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>24 was only on my list of &ldquo;perhaps I&rsquo;ll get around to watching that at some point&rdquo; shows, and, to be fair, I&rsquo;m not currently in pieces, screaming &ldquo;WHY?&rdquo; at the sky and sobbing about the inhumanity of the show being unceremoniously removed from a service I actually pay for. That said, the 24 situation does point to the wider problem of silos.</p> <p>We today so often hear the word &lsquo;exclusive&rsquo; in relation to a movie, a TV series or even an entire studio&rsquo;s catalogue. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-and-spotify-cannot-replace-your-shiny-discs/feature" target="_blank">As I&rsquo;ve previously noted in this column</a>, streaming services consider themselves &lsquo;fluid&rsquo;, constantly updating their catalogues, largely because of licensing restrictions and deals. Similar issues also affect digital rental and sales services (in the latter case, notably those that store your purchases in the cloud).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b1JtkqrTsU0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Fire TV" alt="Amazon Fire TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv-01.jpg?1397045028" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silos, Silos Everywhere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The problem is, silos fragment the viewing experience, and you&rsquo;re forced to choose between services that use shows or movies they temporarily &lsquo;own&rsquo; as differentiators and weapons. Even if you select a service, based on its catalogue aligning with your own tastes, there&rsquo;s no guarantee it won&rsquo;t change within a year or even a month. Good luck keeping track &mdash; and if you&rsquo;re half-way through a virtual box-set, you&rsquo;d best hope it&rsquo;s not deleted before you finish.</p> <p>In the long run, everyone loses. People don&rsquo;t get to watch all the shows they&rsquo;d like to, and shows don&rsquo;t get watched by all the people who might. Some people resort to downloading torrents, thereby denying income to the people and companies that created a show, potentially reducing the likelihood of those shows still in production continuing.</p> <p>And presumably due to not wanting to piss partners off, we&rsquo;re not yet at the stage where we can tell a semi-intelligent TV unit what we want to watch and have it return the options for doing so. Even if we could, a seamless experience would only exist if you had the money and means to sign up to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and a host of other services anyway.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ULwUzF1q5w4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sky+ Box Sets" alt="Sky+ Box Sets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sky-tv.jpg?1397045028" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Companies often talk about openness. Amazon states the Fire TV is part of an &lsquo;open ecosystem&rsquo;, and Chromecast is considered by many the most &lsquo;open&rsquo; TV extension, presumably due to its cross-platform support and Google yelling &lsquo;open&rsquo; every five minutes, then waiting for its fans to respond in kind as if part of a political rally.</p> <p>But all of these systems &mdash; Apple&rsquo;s, Roku&rsquo;s, Amazon&rsquo;s, Google&rsquo;s, and more &mdash; remain beholden to a way of thinking that seems increasingly archaic, and yet appears to be strengthening.</p> <p>Technology exists to provide content worldwide, for an affordable price, on as many services as possible, and in a timely manner. What the industry lacks is the will. Perhaps as companies <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/samsung-and-apple-twitter-and-microsoft-tech-companies-should-just-be-themselves/feature" target="_blank">clamour to copy each other</a>, content becomes the only obvious differentiator, but it&rsquo;s unclear how this benefits the consumer.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news" target="_blank">Amazon&#39;s Fire TV box is a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Fire TV" alt="Amazon Fire TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Amazon-Fire-TV-03.jpg?1397045028" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-fire-tv-s-24-exclusive-another-punch-face-consumer/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-fire-tv-s-24-exclusive-another-punch-face-consumer/feature#comments Amazon Film and TV Fire TV Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:56:52 +0000 Stephen Graves 1435132 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon Dash turns your kitchen into a shopping cart http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-dash-turns-your-fridge-auto-ordering-robot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This magic wand scans groceries and adds them to your Amazon Fresh shopping list </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Dash turns your kitchen into a shopping cart" alt="Amazon Dash turns your kitchen into a shopping cart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Amazon-Dash-02.jpg?1396880240" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon has added a new twist to online shopping with Amazon Dash, a hand-held scanner that adds groceries to your online shopping list.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The future of online shopping is here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Dash is available for free on an invite-only program for Amazon Fresh customers; there&#39;s currently no word on when the service will be rolled out globally, but Amazon&#39;s UK vice president has hinted that &quot;international expansion&quot; is on the cards.</p> <p>Amazon&#39;s already a commercial juggernaut, with its fingers in everything from ebooks to streaming video, but its grocery offering is one of the smaller corners of its empire. That could be set to change, with Amazon Dash; and UK supermarkets will doubtless be watching developments over the pond with interest.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com.au/amazon-dash-takes-online-shopping-away-from-the-computer-339347015.htm" target="_blank">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amazon Dash scans items in your fridge to order online" alt="Amazon Dash scans items in your fridge to order online" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon%20dash%20app.jpg?1396922361" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-dash-turns-your-fridge-auto-ordering-robot/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-dash-turns-your-fridge-auto-ordering-robot/news#comments Amazon Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:06:23 +0000 Will Findlater 1434971 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon's Fire TV box is a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The retail giant has just announced a do-it-all box that could be set to take over your living room. Chromecast, Apple TV et al - take note </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="515" height="386" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-main.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After months of rumours, Amazon&#39;s set-top box has been revealed at last. And at first glance it&#39;s a feature-packed entertainment monster.</p> <p>For starters, it&#39;s one of the most powerful set-top boxes around, despite its little-black-box appearance. A quad-core processor, dedicated graphics chip and 2GB of RAM make it, according to Amazon, three times more powerful than rivals such as the Roku and Apple TV. It&#39;s basically a high-end tablet, minus the screen.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let&#39;s just jump straight to the main course. All that power means that, yes, the Fire TV can play games, and there&#39;s a dedicated US$40 controller to take advantage of it.</p> <p>Aimed at people who&#39;d prefer to play mobile games on the big screen, the Fire TV has thousands of existing games to choose from, with big names like Minecraft and Asphalt 8 among the A-list titles.</p> <p>Amazon Game Studios also introduced its first game, Sev Zero, a first-person alien shooter with tower defence elements.</p> <p>The controller itself has all the usual buttons and sticks, along with media playback controls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="671" height="503" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-tv-controller.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice search at last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="392" scrolling="no" src="http://gfycat.com/iframe/EnchantingIcyBaboon" width="482"></iframe></p> <p>The Fire TV also has another impressive accessory - a bundled remote - which has a built-in microphone for voice search.&nbsp;</p> <p>That means no more pecking way at individual letters painfully slowly like on the Roku or Apple TV. Simply say the name of an actor, show or movie, and you&#39;ll be presented with the search results instantly. Bliss.</p> <p>There are tonnes of services to choose from too. Amazon Prime Video is naturally one of them, but so is its rival Netflix, along with Hulu, Vimeo, YouTube and more.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One feature we&#39;re looking forward to testing out ourselves is called ASAP. It learns and predicts what content you like and caches it in the background when idle, meaning instant playback without any buffering.&nbsp;</p> <p>IMDB integration is also on the cards in the form of an &#39;X-Ray&#39; feature, allowing you to read up about on-screen actors during movies on your Fire HDX tablet.</p> <p>Other extras include Music in the form of Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and music purchased from Amazon itself. You can bring up lyrics of songs you&#39;re listening to with X-Ray as well, which is handy for spontaneous karaoke nights, if you&#39;re into that sort of thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="451" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-pandora.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Child friendly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>FreeTime, the Kindle Fire HDX feature which limits children&#39;s gaming and video-watching activities also returns, making sure that little Timmy doesn&#39;t get too distracted by blasting aliens instead of finishing off his homework.</p> <p>FreeTime mode also serves up a simpler child-friendly interface with whole host of free children&#39;s content from Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and more. FreeTime mode needs a password if you want to revert to the standard interface, for extra peace of mind.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="560" height="421" title="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babysitter" alt="Multitasking master: Amazon Fire TV is a movie streamer, games console and babys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kids.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire TV will be shipping in the US from today, for US$99. We&#39;ve contacted Aamzon with regards to UK pricing and release dates and were told that &quot;Fire TV is not available outside the US at this time and we&#39;re not able to speculate on future plans&quot;.</p> <p>We&#39;ll keep you posted, as always.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review" target="_blank">Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon launches Fire TV box </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a movie streamer, games console, babysitter and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-fire-tv.jpg?1396950729" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/multitasking-master-amazon-fire-tv-movie-streamer-games-console-and-babysitter/news#comments Amazon Games consoles TV Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:34:58 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434731 at http://www.stuff.tv Noses at the ready: Amazon Kindle Paperscent brings the smell of real books to your Kindle http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/noses-ready-amazon-kindle-paper-scent-brings-smell-real-book-your-kindle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miss the comforting smell of actual paper? Amazon&#039;s aromatherapy-infused case should sort your cravings out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1787" height="1340" title="You can almost smell the English Literature Shakespeare coursework from here. Shudder..." alt="Noses at the ready: Amazon Kindle Paperscent brings the smell of real books to y" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-kindle-paperscent.jpg?1396344158" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hot on the heels of Oscar Mayer&#39;s bacon-scented alarm clock comes Amazon&#39;s latest accessory for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-paperwhite-2013/review" target="_blank">Kindle Paperwhite</a> owners - the Kindle Paperscent.</p> <p>Looking to satisfy the hunger of book lovers&#39; obsession with the smell of a real paper pages, Amazon has created a faux leather book cover which emits &#39;real book aromas&#39; using an electronic scent diffuser.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/noses-ready-amazon-kindle-paper-scent-brings-smell-real-book-your-kindle/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/noses-ready-amazon-kindle-paper-scent-brings-smell-real-book-your-kindle/news#comments Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434605 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-console-could-be-revealed-2-april/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The online retail giant looks set to invade living rooms next week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April" alt="Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-gaming_0.jpg?1396005168" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rumours of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon-kindle-console-real-target-smart-tv/news" target="_blank">Android-based Amazon console/streaming device</a> have surfaced again, thanks to an invite from the online retail giant for an event on 2 April in which it&#39;ll share an update on its video business.</p> <p>Amazon has been expected to release a streaming device for quite some time, bringing the fight straight to the likes of Apple TV and media streamers like Roku.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Planting a streaming device in our living rooms will be an effective way for Amazon to push its Lovefilm-powered Prime video service, although other streaming apps like Netflix are also expected to be supported, mirroring the existing Kindle Fire range of tablets.</p> <p>And as for the gaming side of things? Well, Amazon has already purchased Killer Instinct developer Double Helix as well has putting up job listings for game developers, which pours gasoline on the console rumour flames.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more info, and all the news after the reveal next week.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon-kindle-console-real-target-smart-tv/news" target="_blank">Amazon might be working on a Kindle console, but its real target is Apple TV</a></strong></p> <p>[via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/hdtv/television/home-cinema/amazon-s-android-console-likely-to-be-revealed-april-2-1237767" target="_blank">Tech Radar</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="523" height="392" title="Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April" alt="Amazon Kindle console could be revealed on 2 April" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-controller_0.jpg?1396005168" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-console-could-be-revealed-2-april/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-console-could-be-revealed-2-april/news#comments Amazon Games consoles Streaming Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:03:54 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434490 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon TV dongle: as tiny as a Chromecast, and offering OnLive-like game-streaming? http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-set-top-box-tiny-chromecast-and-offering-game-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumours suggest Amazon&#039;s TV stick will be compatible with games streamed from the cloud </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amazon TV dongle: as tiny as a Chromecast, and offering OnLive-like game-streaming?" alt="Amazon TV dongle: as tiny as a Chromecast, and offering OnLive-like game-streami" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chromecast-in-hand-front.jpg?1395136435" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve been hearing for some time that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-about-take-apple-tv-its-own-set-top-box/news">Amazon is itching to unleash its own take on the Apple TV on the world</a>, but now it&rsquo;s emerged that the retailer&rsquo;s video streaming box might have more in common with the Google Chromecast &ndash; at least in terms of looks.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More OnLive than OnLive? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But more interesting still are the rumours from the same sources claiming the dongle will offer game-streaming capabilities &ndash; much like the original OnLive service. Yes, we&rsquo;re talking about the same OnLive service that totally failed as a business and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-onlive-returns-new-form-ee-supercharging-londoners-4g-and-transformers-4-gets">had to pivot to an entirely different form of functionality</a> in order to survive.</p> <p>Amazon&rsquo;s box, say the sources, will offer &ldquo;top tier&rdquo; titles streamed from remote servers (i.e. not from a box in your house) and rendered at 30fps. That&rsquo;s pretty much what OnLive offered before succumbing to the costs of running the huge quantities of servers required. Amazon, of course, has plenty more money and could absorb a greater cost while getting its game streaming service established.</p> <p>While such a system would likely cost Amazon a lot of cash, it could be a valuable loss leader as it&rsquo;d be something no other set-top box (such as the Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast) can offer. So we can definitely believe that it&rsquo;s a possibility. We&rsquo;ll be keeping our eyes and ear peeled for more rumblings on this in the near future.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/17/amazon-set-top-box-game-streaming/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OnLive" alt="OnLive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onlive_1.jpg?1395136435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-set-top-box-tiny-chromecast-and-offering-game-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Games consoles Streaming Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:25:13 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1433828 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon could have a music streaming service in the works http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-could-have-music-streaming-service-works/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The online shopping giant could be gunning for your ears, according to the latest rumours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="549" height="412" title="Amazon could have a music streaming service in the works" alt="Amazon could have a music streaming service in the works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-music-devices.jpg?1393579115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon is reportedly working on bringing its own music streaming service to the masses.</p> <p>According to Re/code&#39;s sources, Amazon is currently discussing the possibilities of a subscription streaming service with music labels.</p> <p>One of the sources states that negotiations are being delayed by Amazon&#39;s attempts to get a cheaper deal for the music streaming rights.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-could-have-music-streaming-service-works/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-could-have-music-streaming-service-works/news#comments Amazon Music Streaming Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:18:35 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433046 at http://www.stuff.tv Is Amazon about to take on Apple TV with its own set-top box? http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-about-take-apple-tv-its-own-set-top-box/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report claims the company may be launching its web TV streaming device as early as March </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Is Amazon about to take on Apple TV with its own set-top box?" alt="Is Amazon about to take on Apple TV with its own set-top box?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jeff-bezos-kindles.jpg?1393038236" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazon is poised to launch a set-top box to compete with the likes of the Apple TV and Google Chromecast, according to a report. </p><p>Citing &ldquo;industry sources&rdquo;, Re/code claims that Amazon&rsquo;s box will run on Android (most likely a forked version of the OS, as on the Kindle Fire tablet) and allow users to stream Amazon&rsquo;s web video content on their TVs (Amazon owns Lovefilm, which presumably means Lovefilm Instant&rsquo;s library would be on tap if the box were launched in the UK).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A games console too? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It may also be compatible with games. Interestingly, Amazon has been <a href="http://recode.net/2014/02/20/amazon-job-listings-call-for-game-veterans-with-big-budget-experience/" target="_blank">hiring game developers</a> with experience in Android and iOS development and AAA titles, suggesting that the company is looking to enter the gaming space in a serious way. Could this TV streaming box double as a console? </p><p>Re/code claims Amazon is almost ready to unveil the box, and that it could arrive as early as March. We&rsquo;ll keep our eyes open for more.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://recode.net/2014/02/21/amazon-gets-its-tv-box-ready-again/" target="_blank">Re/code</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-about-take-apple-tv-its-own-set-top-box/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Film and TV Streaming Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:05:12 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432691 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/apple-ipad-mini-retina-display-vs-amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-7/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Apple&#039;s iPad Mini keep Amazon&#039;s flames at bay? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="819" height="614" title="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" alt="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kindle-fire-vs-hdx.jpg?1391446096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for a sub-10in tablet to slip out of your bag for an instant media fix? Then the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review" target="_blank">iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display </a>and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review" target="_blank">Kindle Fire HDX 7in</a> should be near the top of your wish list.</p> <p>With plenty of juicy specs on offer from both corners of the ring, this fight&#39;s going to get messy.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sexy screens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 1,536 x 2,048 iPad Mini and 1,200 x 1,920 Kindle Fire HDX are both firmly in Retina Display territory, offering virtually identical counts of ~324 pixels per inch.</p> <p>The upshot of all those numbers is that they easily cram in more than enough pixels to treat your eyes to super-sharp text and icons, along with crisp detailed photos and videos.</p> <p>While the Kindle Fire HDX and iPad Mini have IPS LCD screens, the iPad Mini&#39;s display is a little larger at 7.9 inches, compared to the Kindle&#39;s 7in screen.&nbsp;</p> <p>What the Kindle Fired HDX lacks in size, it makes up for with <a href="http://www.displaymate.com/Tablet_ShootOut_4.htm" target="_blank">Quantum Dot technology</a>. Fancy physics aside, this means that the HDX has a 100% colour gamut, compared to the iPad Mini&#39;s 62%.&nbsp;The HDX can therefore display a larger range of colours than the iPad Mini, and colourful pictures really do pop a little more on the HDX.</p> <p>The Mini wins with purer whites though, making whites on the HDX seem dull and grey in comparison.</p> <p>While both screens are excellent, the Mini just edges ahead of its rival, thanks to its extra size and purer whites.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong>iPad Mini</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" alt="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-mini-retina-review-versus-mini-1-homescreen_2.png?1391446096" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" alt="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-lockscreen-1_1.JPG?1391446096" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Metal vs plastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep, it&#39;s another classic fight between Apple&#39;s sleek and solid metal build quality and a plastic-clad Android competitor.</p> <p>The iPad Mini is, as ever, a gorgeous slab of tech, and every inch of it has Apple&#39;s premium quality stamped all over it.</p> <p>The Kindle Fire HDX can&#39;t compete with the iPad Air&#39;s premium feel, but its soft-touch matte plastic rear is actually very pleasant to hold - it offers plenty of grip without feeling cheap. The shiny plastic strip along the top lets it down though, and it&#39;s a rather nasty fingerprint magnet too. The HDX is noticeably lighter than the iPad Mini and will be more comfortable to hold during a movie marathon.</p> <p>For its sheer premium build however, the iPad Mini wins the design round, as all Apple products tend to do.</p> <p><em>Winner: </em><strong>iPad Mini</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" alt="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-design-back_0.JPG?1391446096" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" alt="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-mini-retina-review-versus-ipad-air-rear_2.png?1391446096" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OS and Apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re already in the Apple camp then you&#39;ve already made up your mind about which tablet to spring for, and we wouldn&#39;t blame you. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/ios-7/review" target="_blank">iOS 7 is beautiful</a> after all.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/ios-7/review" target="_blank">iOS 7 review</a></strong></p> <p>If you&#39;re on the fence however then it&#39;s worth noting that while the Kindle Fire HDX runs Android, Amazon has customised it beyond recognition, infusing it with its own App Store, and even ads if you opt for the cheaper HDX model.</p> <p>It&#39;s actually a lot less confusing for non-tech savvy users to use than Android, but if you&#39;re a tech-head that&#39;s already familiar with Google&#39;s mobile OS then you&#39;ll find Amazon&#39;s Fire OS frustratingly dumbed down and too limited.</p> <p>Not only that, but you&#39;ll only be able to access apps from Amazon&#39;s App store, which lacks the full selection of apps available on Google&#39;s official Play Store.</p> <p>Still, if you&#39;re looking for a small simple tablet for your mum then the HDX&#39;s Mayday feature which offers free 24/7 live assistance from Amazon will be an absolute godsend.</p> <p>For the sheer number of quality apps available from the App store though, this scrap goes to the iPad Mini too.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em> <strong><em>iPad Mini</em></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" alt="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-apps-close_0.JPG?1391446096" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire HDX is the most powerful tablet Amazon&#39;s ever made, with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor churning through games and apps with ease.</p> <p>The iPad Mini&#39;s performance matches the HDX&#39;s power, thanks to housing the same 64-bit A7 chip as the iPad Air, so this one&#39;s a draw.</p> <p><em>Winner:</em><strong>&nbsp;Draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" alt="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-mini-retina-review-OS_2.png?1391446096" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer 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Both tablets have truly stunning screens and power in spades, but the extra inch and more polished build quality offered by the iPad Mini will be too tempting for media fans to resist.</p> <p>Amazon&#39;s walled garden also makes the iPad Mini by far the better choice for apps and movies too. Because Amazon Prime video has yet to hit the UK, there&#39;s no easy way of watching offline videos on the Fire HDX. Boo.</p> <p>Still, if you&#39;re after a quality, easy-to-use tablet then the Fire HDX won&#39;t disappoint, especially when you can snap it up for &pound;200 - substantially less than the &pound;320 iPad Mini.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tablets/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 Best Tablets</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" alt="Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-mini-retina-review-control-center_3.png?1391446096" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full 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http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/apple-ipad-mini-retina-display-vs-amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-7/feature#comments Amazon Apple iPad Mini 2 Kindle Fire HDX Tablets Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:58:25 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1431892 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon's giving away £40's worth of Apps on Christmas and Boxing day http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazons-giving-away-40s-worth-apps-christmas-and-boxing-day/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The retail giant is sharing its Christmas spirit with the masses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Amazon&#039;s giving away £40&#039;s worth of Apps on Christmas and Boxing day" alt="Amazon&#039;s giving away £40&#039;s worth of Apps on Christmas and Boxing day" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/AMAZON-APP-GIFTS.jpg?1388057657" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Merry Christmas tech-heads and gadgeteers, Amazon&#39;s got a little festive treat for you.</p> <p>It&#39;s offering a tasty selection of free apps and games to treat your shiny box-fresh Android device to, split across two bundles - one on Christmas Day, and the other on Boxing Day, and they&#39;re all completely free.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kindle Essentials Bundle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?rh=i%3Amobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hidden-keywords=B008RA3X5E%7CB004XNGKBS%7CB00H1MDH3W%7CB008IJT0CE%7CB004US3PVO%7CB00BD6EJRK%7CB0055S348W%7CB004EFYZ1C%7CB00B7S5FDG%7CB00HAPRVWS&amp;sort=relevancerank" target="_blank">The Kindle Essentials bundle</a>&nbsp;(available to download for free on Christmas Day) includes a number of &lsquo;essential&rsquo; apps including Printershare Mobile Print, for wireless printing and Photo Studio Pro for photo editing on-the-go.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field 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href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/mikrosonic-SPC-Music-Sketchpad-2/dp/B004US3PVO/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454953&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=spc+music+sketchpad" target="_blank">SPC &ndash; Music Sketchpad 2</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;3.49)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-Monster-Starring-Grover-Edition/dp/B00B7S5FDG/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387455396&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=another+monster+at+the+end+of+this+book" target="_blank">Another Monster at the End of This Book</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;2.58)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Photo-Studio-Kindle-Tablet-Edition/dp/B00BD6EJRK/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387455030&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=photo+studio+pro" target="_blank">Photo Studio PRO</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;2.56)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ben-Lee-Handrite-Notes-Notepad/dp/B004XNGKBS/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454749&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=handrite+notes+notepad+pro" target="_blank">Handrite Notes Notepad Pro&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;2.44)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Relax-Melodies-Premium-Ambience-Meditation/dp/B008IJT0CE/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454881&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=relax+melodies+premium" target="_blank">Relax Melodies Premium</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.99)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Noctua-Software-Stellarium-Mobile-Sky/dp/B00H1MDH3W/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454827&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=stellarium+mobile+sky+map" target="_blank">Stellarium Mobile Sky Map</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.58)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apalon-My-Alarm-Clock/dp/B008RA3X5E/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387454659&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=my+alarm+clock" target="_blank">My Alarm Clock&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.21)</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greatest Hits Bundle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?rh=i%3Amobile-apps%2Cn%3A1661657031&amp;sort=relevancerank&amp;hidden-keywords=B008MEM24S%7CB0051HNMTI%7CB0073LWEXK%7CB009KEN87O%7CB00BNGFGIQ%7CB00AK0X5VQ%7CB007TKT2SK%7CB00881PTRC%7CB00A8SPNYW%7CB004TTMYQG&amp;ie=UTF8" target="_blank">The Greatest Hits bundle</a>&nbsp;(available to download for free on Boxing Day)&nbsp;includes a selection of the&nbsp;top downloaded Free App of the Day offerings including Business Calendar, which lets you&nbsp;synchronise with your Google calendars and&nbsp;Ultimate Hangman HD.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greatest Hits Bundle – 26 December </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Appgenix-Software-Business-Calendar/dp/B004TTMYQG/ref=sr_1_8?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-8" target="_blank">Business Calendar</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;3.99)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hemisphere-Games-Osmos-HD/dp/B00AK0X5VQ/ref=sr_1_10?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-10" target="_blank">Osmos HD</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.99)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Disney-Wheres-My-Perry/dp/B008MEM24S/ref=sr_1_2?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-2" target="_blank">Where&#39;s My Perry?</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;1.82)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yippee-Entertainment-Ltd-Chimpact/dp/B00BNGFGIQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-3" target="_blank">Chimpact</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.99)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Noctua-Software-Voxel-Invaders/dp/B009KEN87O/ref=sr_1_5?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-5" target="_blank">Voxel Invaders</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.84)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daily-Workout-Apps-LLC-Ab/dp/B0051HNMTI/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-1" target="_blank">Daily Ab Workout</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.63)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Maple-Games-Lost-City/dp/B0073LWEXK/ref=sr_1_7?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-7" target="_blank">The Lost City</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.63)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/SpinVector-S-p-A-From-Cheese/dp/B00A8SPNYW/ref=sr_1_6?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-6" target="_blank">From Cheese</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.63)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digitalchemy-LLC-Fraction-Calculator-Plus/dp/B007TKT2SK/ref=sr_1_9?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-9" target="_blank">Fraction Calculator Plus</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.62)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/EnsenaSoft-S-A-de-C-V-Ultimate/dp/B00881PTRC/ref=sr_1_4?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387459624&amp;sr=1-4" target="_blank">Ultimate Hangman HD</a>&nbsp;(RRP &pound;0.61)</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazons-giving-away-40s-worth-apps-christmas-and-boxing-day/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazons-giving-away-40s-worth-apps-christmas-and-boxing-day/news#comments Amazon Android apps Android games Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:34:19 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430375 at http://www.stuff.tv The 10 best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/10-best-kindle-fire-hdx-apps-download-first/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feed your hungry Kindle Fire HDX 7 or 8.9 this platter of apps to keep it playful and productive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-family_0.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Kindle Fire HDX 7 impressed us enough to earn a full five stars in Stuff&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review" target="_blank">Kindle Fire HDX 7 review</a>.</p> <p>It&#39;s powerful innards and scrumptious screen deserve to be treated, so we&#39;ve rounded up some of the best apps to take advantage of all that it offers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Riptide GP2 (£1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gorgeous graphics, a career mode with over 50 events, new upgradeable jet skis and a revamped system with over 25 stunts to master make this wet and wild water racer better than the original in every way. A great way to kill a little time before the dentist&#39;s drill gets to work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vector-Unit-Inc-Riptide-GP2/dp/B00EEL0LGY/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381253615&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=riptide+gp2" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/riptide-2.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preschool All-in-One Learning (£1.49) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire HDX has Amazon&#39;s new parental control FreeTime feature built directly into it, making it ideal for keeping little troublemakers occupied. This app offers 220-word flash cards in ten learning categories to keep little minds ticking away after playing (family friendly) games on the HDX.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BSGIESU/ref=s9_dcbhrz_bw_g405_i4_pd?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-9&amp;pf_rd_r=0ZG9W6BFATXVF4AN59C6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1652317062&amp;pf_rd_i=2350149011" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/learning-app.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OfficeSuite Professional 7 (£3.00) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire HDX has VPN support baked directly into it, making it a genuine contender for a place in your workplace tech arsenal. OfficeSuite will inject it with a massive productivity boost, letting you create, edit and view Word and Excel files as well as browse PowerPoints and PDF documents. amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0051UP5NQ/ref=s9_dcbhrz_bw_g405_i1_p...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/officesuite7.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of our staple go-to Android apps is a must for any Spotify subscriber, and now thanks to Spotify&#39;s recent update which offers <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news" target="_blank">ad-supported streaming on tablets and smartphones</a>, it&#39;s a no brainer for any music fan looking to broaden their musical horizons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spotify-Kindle-Tablet-Edition/dp/B008RBZA4A/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381253027&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=spotify" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re a Netflix subscriber then we don&#39;t even need to tell you why you&#39;d want the official app, but then this text would be utterly pointless, wouldn&#39;t it? Seriously, what would be the point in even reading it? Just go and download it already.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netflix-Inc/dp/B005ZXWMUS/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1366230850&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=netflix" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix_1.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FIFA 14 (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While you have to pay a little more to unlock Manager, Tournament and Kick Off modes, the free version of FIFA 14 lets you play along with real-world fixtures and lets you create your own ultimate fantasy team. And no, you can&#39;t clone Messi 12 times. We tried.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/FIFA-SPORTS-Kindle-Tablet-Edition/dp/B00F8Q6T7Y" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fifa-14_0.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skype (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Skype is the world&#39;s favourite videophone app (yes, we&#39;re bringing that word back), letting you use the Kindle Fire HDX&#39;s 720p front-facing camera to chat away with your whole face, beaming it across the interwebs to you family and friends&#39; screens. Lucky them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skype-Software-S-a-r-l-Kindle-Edition/dp/B008M721MS/ref=sr_1_3?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381266411&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=skype" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skype.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LinkedIn Pulse (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Formally Pulse News, this app scours every corner of the internet from blogs to websites and everything in between to bring you tailored news from tech, fashion, finance&hellip; well, anything you fancy really. Your sources are synced across all devices including the web app, and you can read stories when you&#39;re offline too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alphonso-Labs-Inc-Pulse-News/dp/B004I3VWOI/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1366231073&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=pulse%20news" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pulse_0.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angry Birds Star Wars II (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Angrier and more Star Wars-ier than ever, those crazy space-soaring birds are back, with enough Star Wars themes and throwbacks to please both old and new fans alike. Pork side and bird side levels, hidden maps and new characters await your Jedi-trained fingers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Angry-Birds-Star-Wars-Free/dp/B00F8H0LM2/ref=sr_1_2?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381249604&amp;sr=1-2" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="895" height="671" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/angry-birds-star-wars.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wunderlist (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Being organised is, believe it or not, rather fun. Less stress, less panic, less &#39;my job interview was today!?&#39; moments. This free app lets you keep on top of group projects, appointments and lists, syncing across all your devices and letting you share all the important stuff with your family/work team/secret spy network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/6Wunderkinder-Wunderlist/dp/B004TMPJP6/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381260572&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=wunderlist" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" alt="10 of the best Kindle Fire HDX apps and games to download first" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wunderlist.jpg?1387892472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/10-best-kindle-fire-hdx-apps-download-first/feature#comments Amazon Android apps Apps and Games Kindle Fire HDX Tablets Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:52:09 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430165 at http://www.stuff.tv